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/ ɒpt /
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verb (used without object)
to make a choice; choose (usually followed by for).
Verb Phrases
opt in, to decide to make use of or take part in something: To receive automatic updates, opt in under the email notification section.
opt out, to decide to withdraw from or not take part in something: You can opt out of the pension plan, but you lose the employer and government contribution.
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Origin of opt

First recorded in 1875–80; from French opter “to choose, divide,” from Latin optāre “to wish for, desire, pray for, choose, select”

OTHER WORDS FROM opt

un·opt·ed, adjective

Other definitions for opt (2 of 2)

opt.

abbreviation
optative.
optical.
optician.
optics.
optional.
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British Dictionary definitions for opt

opt
/ (ɒpt) /

verb
(when intr, foll by for) to show preference (for) or choose (to do something)See also opt in See also opt out

Word Origin for opt

C19: from French opter, from Latin optāre to choose
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